Durham manufacturer's recruitment drive could see up to 12 new jobs created

Durham-based TSF Retail Solutions Ltd has launched a recruitment drive which could see up to 12 jobs created

CEO of TSF Retail Solutions Ltd David Craggs, left and MD Malcolm Foulis with GEM Partnership's Lee Rankin, centre
CEO of TSF Retail Solutions Ltd David Craggs, left and MD Malcolm Foulis with GEM Partnership's Lee Rankin, centre

A North East manufacturer has launched a recruitment drive which could see up to 12 new jobs created.

Durham-based TSF Retail Solutions Ltd, which designs, manufactures and installs commercial fixtures and fittings has plans for a graduate trainee programme at its Peterlee operation in County Durham.

As a result, the firm hopes to create 12 new roles across the business over the next 18 months. The new jobs are in addition to three trainee project manager roles which the firm is currently recruiting for.

The positions will include office support, expansion of the site installation teams, joiners and assemblers.

The business was set up by founder and entrepreneur David Craggs in 1987. With 80 staff, the firm now supplies big brands such as Tesco, Asda, Homebase and Poundland.

It will now work alongside GEM Partnership co-founder and managing director Lee Rankin to seek out more graduates interested in a career in retail project management.

TSF Retail Solutions’ CEO David Craggs said: “Both the retail and manufacturing sectors have gone through challenging times in recent years, making this the ideal opportunity to bring in the next generation of talent to help us grow the business.

“We have historically recruited more experienced personnel with the help of the team at GEM Partnership, and this has provided us with a solid and incredibly loyal staff base from which to build the next generation of the business.

“The retail sector has been heavily influenced by economic factors in recent years and this has led to significant changes in the nature of the shop fitting sector – our role in the industry is evolving in order to deal with more complex projects and a more demanding client base, so it’s an exciting time to be part of the industry.”

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